Well, it’s official, folks: I’ll be running the Light the Night 5k on April 15. It’s an evening run in Shelburne, VT. Proceeds are to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which makes me feel good. It’s nice to know that my registration fee isn’t just lining someone’s pocket.
This is my first official 5k since I did a Turkey Trot for Thanksgiving 2012, so I’m a little nervous. I mean, I know I can run 3.1 miles no problem, it’s just that it’s always different in a “race” atmosphere. Even though I don’t see this as a competitive event, it’s still much more nerve-wracking when you’re being timed. And it’s always intimidating (for me, anyway) being around other, more experienced runners.
I’m trying not to have any expectations as far as my time goes. By that point in my training, I should be running a pretty decent 5k time anyway. I just want to have a good time and enjoy a nice outdoor run with glow sticks and tiki torches.
What races have you signed up for lately?